Example sentences for: dire

How can you use “dire” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Even so, Prime Minister Bill Skate assures the interviewer that this is not a sign of "dire economic strife."

  • Voir dire is short and precise and intelligible; in my opinion, this distinction can be claimed by many other terms of art, including tort, fee simple, easement, mens rea , and prima facie case.

  • For example, in three categories (sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect), the number of cases described as "moderate" declined even as the number of "serious" ones increased--strongly suggesting that cases once viewed as only moderately threatening have now been "upgraded" to the most dire category.

  • And my new hero, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, said in Sunday's Boston Globe , "If there's one thing this whole thing points out, it's that there is a dire need for regulators to clearly identify this [day trading] as a problem."

  • [Literally, In dire straits, a monkey will even eat chillies or Anything will do in an emergency.]


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